Amy Schumer will make her Broadway debut this fall in the comedy, directed by Jerry Zaks.
Starring alongside Schumer will be Alan Tudyk, Laura Benanti and Keegan-Michael Key.
"Celebrating the news, Amy took to Twitter on Monday (07Aug17) and announced: "@stevemartintogo wrote a hilarious play @MeteorShowerBwy & I get to do it w/ (with) @KeeganMKey @LauraBenanti @AlanTudyk". Jerry Zaks, a multi-Tony victor, directs.
Meteor Shower premiered a year ago at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, starring Jenna Fischer of The Office and Ally McBeal's Greg Germann in Schumer and Tudyk's roles, and was followed by a four-week co-production at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.
Amy Schumer speaking about her film "Trainwreck" at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, April 19, 2015.
She'll play the character of Corky in the show, who alongside her husband invites another couple round for an unforgettable and quite unconventional dinner party.
"A meteor shower actually came to me first", Martin told San Diego Tribune of his inspiration for the piece. "I liked the idea of it-I liked the idea of a couple going to watch a meteor shower".
"I got to do a Steve Martin play in college and have loved him since I saw him as the waiter in The Muppet Movie".
Opening night is set for November 29th at Broadway's Booth Theatre, with previews beginning November 1st. It's only his second Broadway production after last year's "Bright Star" which he wrote alongside Edie Brickell.
Amy plays Renee Barrett In I Feel Pretty, a woman whose head injury leads her to believe a spell was cast on her to make her look incredibly handsome.